- solution subsidence
- 1. Any subsidence due to solution of underlying rock but particularly the subsidence of parts of a formation into hollows or pockets of an immediately underlying soluble formation .2. A crater-like doline in rock other than karst limestone, formed by surface subsidence above solutionally enlarged fissures in a sub-surface karst limestone stratum .Synonyms: (French.) affaissement par dissolution; (German.) Lösungstaschen, Lösungstrichter; (Greek.) katakáthisma thiá thialíseos; (Italian.) subsidenza per dissoluzione, subsidenza per suberosione; (Russian.) prosedanie vsledstvie rastvorenija; (Spanish.) subsidencia por disolucion; (Turkish.) erime alçal2m2; (Yugoslavian.) korozivno urus \# avanje.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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